Holidays and Festival Calendar August 2020

Indian Holidays and Festival Calendar for August 2020 with subh muhurats of the month. List of August 2020 holidays and Indian festivals.

Holidays and Festivals List August 2020
Saturday, 01Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
Sunday, 02Friendship Day
Monday, 03Shravana Purnima, Narali Purnima, Raksha Bandhan,
Sanskrit Diwas, 5th Shravan Somwar Vrat
Thursday, 06Kajari Teej, Hiroshima Day
Friday, 07Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi
Saturday, 08Naga Panchami, Raksha Panchami
Sunday, 09Balarama Jayanti, Hal Shasti
Tuesday, 11Krishna Janmashtami, Kalashtami, Kali Jayanti
Thursday, 13Rohini Vrat, Gopa Navami
Saturday, 15Aja Ekadashi, Independence Day
Sunday, 16Pradosh Vrat, Simha Sankranti
Monday, 17Masik Shivaratri, Malayalam New Year
Tuesday, 18Pithori Amavasya
Wednesday, 19Bhadrapada Amavasya, World Photography Day
Thursday, 20Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year), Chandra Darshan
Friday, 21Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej
Saturday, 22Ganesh Chaturthi
Sunday, 23Rishi Panchami, Skanda Sashti
Tuesday, 25Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins,
Durva Ashtami, Lalita Saptami
Wednesday, 26Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
Saturday, 29Parsva Ekadashi, Kalki Dwadashi,
Muharram, Vamana Jayanti
Sunday, 30Bhuvaneshvari Jayanti, Pradosh Vrat
Monday, 31Onam
Subh Muhurats August 2020
MarriageNo muhurat
Namakaran3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 30
Property Purchase14, 27, 28
Vehicle Purchase3, 6, 9, 13, , 16, 17, 23, 24, 26, 30
Griha PraveshNo Muhurat
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Festivals In August 2020

According to the Hindu lunar calendar, August 2020 starts from Shravana Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and ends in Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Trayodashi. Raksha Bandhan, Naga Panchami, Krishna Janmashtami, Hartalika Teej are some important festivals of this month.

Saturday 01

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Shravana, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.
  • Shani Trayodashi: Shani-Trayodashi is an auspicious day to perform Shiva & Shani pooja and every year it is observed on shubh tithi of Shravana, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi. It is the most auspicious time to perform the Shani puja.

Sunday 02

  • Friendship Day: Friendship Day is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship. It was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay as the “International Friendship Day”.

Monday 03

  • Shravana Purnima: The Poornima in the month of Sawan is considered very auspicious and sacred in the Hindu religion. The famous Raksha Bandhan festival is celebrated on this day; so it is also famous as Rakhi Purnima.
  • Narali Purnima: Narali Poornima marks the end of the monsoon season in Maharashtra. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Shravan. This year it falls on Shravana, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Raksha Bandhan: Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi falls on a full moon day in the month of Shravana, Shukla Paksha Purnima according to the Hindu lunisolar calendrer. Raksha Bandhan is an Indian annual festival celebrated across the country wherein sisters tie Rakhis on their brother’s wrists.
  • 5th Shravan Somwar Vrat: Shravana Monday, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Sanskrit Diwas: World Sanskrit Day is also known as Sanskrit Diwas which is celebrated every year on Shravana, Shukla Paksha Purnima. Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated to mark the importance of Sanskrit language, the mother of all Indian languages and the first among the ancient languages spoken.
  • Gayatri Jayanti: Gayatri Jayanti is one of the most auspicious and religiously significant occasions in India. Goddess Gayatri is worshipped as Veda Mata or the mother of Vedas, Dev Mata, and Vishwa Mata. Every year it is celebrated on Shravana Monday, Shukla Paksha Purnima.

Thursday 06

  • Kajari Teej: Kajari Teej is celebrated every year on Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Tritiya. Kajari Teej is observed with much enthusiasm in North Indian states, especially Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
  • Hiroshima Day: Hiroshima Day is observed on 6 August. It is the day when in 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. On Hiroshima Day in Helsinki, we will respect the memory of the victims of the atomic bombings.

Friday 07

  • Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi: Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious Hindu festival that is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is observed on the Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. Heramba Maha Ganpati puja is performed on the day.

Saturday 08

  • Naga Panchami: Naag Panchami commences with Naga Chaturthi which is followed by Naga Panchami and Nag Shashti. India is known for its many unusual festivals and Nag Panchami is definitely one of them! This Hindu festival is dedicated to the worship of snakes and observed on Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Panchami.
  • Raksha Panchami: Raksha Panchami is dedicated to Batuk Bhairav, the incarnation of Lord Shiva and also Ganesha. Raksha Panchami, also known as Rekha Panchami, is observed on the Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Panchami.

Sunday 09

  • Balarama Jayanti: Balaram Jayanti is celebrated in diverse regions of India with different rituals and traditions. This festival is celebrated as Lord Balarama’s birth anniversary every year on Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Sashti. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations.
  • Hal Sashti: Hal Sashti is an important festival in the traditional Hindu calendar. It is dedicated to Lord Balaram who is an elder brother of Shri Krishna. Every year it is celebrated on Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Sashti.

Tuesday 11

  • Krishna Janmashtami: An annual festival that celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna, Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is observed on the shubh tithi of Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.
  • Kali Jayanti: Kali Puja in India is celebrated to seek the blessings of Maa Kali that helps in removing all the sins from native’s life. It will be observed in Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.
  • Kalashtami: Kalashtami is a Hindu festival dedicated to the birthday of Lord Bhairva and is observed every year on the tithi of Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.

Thursday 13

  • Rohini Vrat: Rohini Vrat is observed by the women who want a long life for their husbands. Rohini vrat will be observed on the tithi of Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Navami.
  • Goga Navami: Goga Navmi also pronounced Guga Navmi is a festival celebrated in North India and is dedicated to Goga- the Snake God. The day, which falls on Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Navami every year. On this day, the birth anniversary of Goga Dev (Shri Jaharveer) is celebrated with great pomp.

Saturday 15

  • Independence Day: Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 every year to commemorate India’s freedom from British rule in 1947. It is the day when the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.
  • Aja Ekadashi: Aja Ekadashi, also known as Ananda Ekadashi or Gauna Ekadashi in some parts of India. Aja Ekadashi is the Ekadashi that is observed during Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in the Hindi calendar. 

Sunday 16

  • Simha Sankranti: Simha Sankranti is the day when Lord Surya Moves from Karka Rashi (Cancer) to Simha (Leo). Simha Sankranti is also known as Simha Sankraman. Simha Sankranti celebration is marked on Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Dwadashi.
  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on the auspicious tithi of Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.

Monday 17

  • Masik Shivaratri: Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva on the tithi of Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.
  • Malayalam New Year: Vishu is the New Year of Malayalees – It is the astronomical or zodiac New Year in Kerala and is observed on the first day of the Malayalam month of ‘medam. It is celebrated with great fervor by Malayalis across Kerala, Karnataka and other parts of the country.

Tuesday 18

  • Pithori Amavasya: Pithori Amavasya is observed on the day of No-moon day in Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Amavasya. Goddess Durga is worshipped on Pitori Amavasya.

Wednesday 19

  • Bhadrapada Amavasya: Bhadrapada Amavasya is known as Avani Amavasya in Tamil Nadu and Bhadi Amavasya in the Marwari community. Observing this day with utmost divinity is said to free one of the negative effects of Kalasarpa Dosha and bless the devotee with happiness and positivity in life. Every year it falls on Bhadrapada, Krishna Paksha Amavasya.
  • World Photography Day:  World Photography Day aims to encourage enthusiasts to express their feelings, emotions and social thinking through their photography skills. Every year it is celebrated don 19 August.

Thursday 20

  • Al-Hijra: Al-Hijra, the Islamic New Year, is the first day of the month of Muharram. It marks the Hijra (or Hegira) in 622 CE when the Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina and set up the first Islamic state. 
  • Chandra Darshan: The day after Amavasya is known as Chandra Darshan and it is one of the most important Navagras of Hinduism. It will be observed in Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.

Friday 21

  • Varaha Jayanti: Varaha Jayanti is the birth celebration of the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu during Satya Yuga. Varaha Jayanthi is the appearance of Lord Vishnu in the Varaha form that he took to save Mother Earth from the clutches of the demon. Varaha Jayanti will be celebrated on Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Tritiya.
  • Hartalika Teej: Hartalika Teej stands to be one of the most awaited festivals for Hindu women. Hartalika Teej Vrat is observed during Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Tritiya. The festival of Hartalika Teej is observed by married and unmarried women in the honor of Goddess Parvati.

Saturday 22

  • Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganesh Chaturthi falls on the auspicious tithi of Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Chaturthi. It is one of the most anticipated and lively festivals in India.

Sunday 23

  • Rishi Panchami: Rishi Panchami is celebrated on the fifth lunar day of Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Panchami. It is an auspicious Hindu fasting day, especially for women. On Rishi Panchami, a ritual bath is taken in holy rivers, ponds or in other water masses. Hands and mouths are washed 108 times.
  • Skanda Sashti: It is a Holy Day for Hindus dedicated to Lord Murugan or Karttikeya prosperous tithi of Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Sashti. It is one of the renowned and auspicious occasions celebrated in the Indian State.

Tuesday 25

  • Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins: Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Saptami
  • Lalita Saptami:  Lalita Saptami is the seventh day of the Shukla Paksha, in Bhadrapad month. The day is rejoiced by almost every Hindu as it is the birth anniversary of the closest friend of Shri Radha Rani named Shri Lalita Devi. She was one of the closest friends of Lord Krishna and Shri Radha Rani.
  • Durva Ashtami: Durva Ashtami is a unique Hindu observance that is dedicated to worshipping Durva Grass, an essential item used in almost all Hindu rituals. It is observed in Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Ashtami. According to the beliefs, observing Durva Ashtami with devotion brings prosperity and peace.

Wednesday 26

  • Radha Ashtami: The Hindu festival of Radha Ashtami commemorates the birth anniversary of ‘Shri Radha Rani’, the consort of Lord Krishna. Every year it is celebrated on Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Ashtami.
  • Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Bhadrapada. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.

Saturday 29

  • Parsva Ekadashi: Parsva Ekadashi is one of the virtuous vrats that falls on the ‘Ekadashi’ (11th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of moon) during the lunar month of ‘Bhadrapada’ in the traditional Hindu calendar. Parsva Ekadashi is observed with dedication and enthusiasm.
  • Vamana Jayanti: Vamana Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Vishnu. Vamana was the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu during Treta Yuga.  He incarnates in a time of crisis to restore cosmic balance by creatively defeating the Asura king Mahabali. Every year it is celebrated on Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi.
  • Kalki Dwadashi: Kalki Dwadashi falls on the twelfth day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. The name Kalki arises from the word ‘Kal’ or time. According to legends, Kalki is the tenth and the final Avatar of Lord Vishnu who had come to end disruption and evil from this world.
  • Muharram: Muharram is the first month of the Islamic New Year and is considered a holy month, second only to Ramadan in its significance. Muharram begins after the sighting of the new moon on the final day of the Islamic calendar.

Sunday 30

  • Bhuvaneshvari Jayanti: Mata Bhuvaneshvari Jayanti is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha Dwadashi day in Bhadrapada month. She is also known as Om Shakti or Adi Shakti, one of the earliest forms of shakti. 
  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.

Monday 31

  • OnamThe Harvest Festival of Kerala: Onam is an annual Harvest festival in the state of Kerala in India and is associated with Hinduism. It falls on Bhadrapada, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi. God’s Own Country turns into a riot of colors and evokes euphoria.

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